It's easy to get caught up in the minimalist lifestyle. The idea of removing the meaningless to make room for the meaningful makes plenty of sense. Before long, garbage bags line the edge of the road and the backseat of the car is loaded up with boxes for Goodwill. But as we finalize the details on our latest eBay auction we sit back and wonder, "now what?"Read More
Friday, I had lunch with my boss. We talked about the usual stuff - how's work, what are you learning, what can I help you with etc. But somewhere along in the conversation, we trailed off on how the company got started and how it's transformed over the years into what it is today. He said it all started because he wasn't being challenged creatively where he worked before. But now, thirteen years later, the focus of the company has changed. It's not about him anymore. He told me that his passion is in seeing young, whippersnappers like me (maybe not in those exact words) come in to work on Monday morning excited about the creative challenges ahead. To provide opportunity for the team to become a better version of themselves, leveraging our unique strengths, honing our craft and creating something new and beautiful, together.Read More
The past few years or so have been highly impactful on the way that I craft my lifestyle. It started with the book I wrote, ARROWS, which is a primer on missional lifestyle design. As I began developing my thoughts on what a missional lifestyle should look like, I had no choice but to trim the fat. The bare-bones version of missional living meant simplifying life so that you have the flexibility, mobility, resources and time to hit the curve balls life throws at you in a way that does the most for the Kingdom of God. Naturally, my ideas evolve over time. As I come to understand more truths of life I can piece them together to create a new perspective within my old worldview.
Over and over, one theme keeps reoccurring:
Invest in things that matter and let those that don't matter take care of themselves.Read More